A young woman is pictured in a file photo near her hostel in Yangon, Myanmar. (CNS photo/Myat Thu Kyaw, Reuters)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJuly 13, 2020
The appeal was signed by the more than 40 of the foremost religious figures of this majority-Buddhist state, including Cardinal Charles Maung Bo.
Faith Faith in Focus
With some guidance from St. Ignatius of Loyola.
People visit Hagia Sophia in Istanbul June 30, 2020. (CNS photo/Murad Sezer, Reuters)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJuly 12, 2020
Pope Francis' brief words at the Sunday Angelus are the Vatican's first public response to the Turkish president's move to turn Hagia Sophia back into a mosque.
Catholic Charities staff and volunteers in the Archdiocese of Washington distribute 500 grocery boxes and 500 family meals in the parking lot of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception July 10, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeJuly 10, 2020
U.S. bishops: “The Paycheck Protection Program was designed to protect the jobs of Americans from all walks of life, regardless of whether they work for for-profit or non-profit employers, faith-based or secular.”
Faith Faith in Focus
André M. PeñalverJuly 10, 2020
From Meatless Mondays to Black Lives Matter, old Christian truths take hold in a world that seems to have left religion behind.
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJuly 10, 2020
The Unesco World Heritage site in Istanbul, founded as a Christian church in the 6th century, transformed into a mosque in the 15th century and then into a museum in 1934, will reopen as a mosque on July 24 with Friday prayers.
07.08.2020 In this 2016 file photo, Sister Loraine Marie Maguire, mother provincial of the Denver-based Little Sisters of the Poor, speaks to the media outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. (CNS photo/Joshua Roberts, Reuters)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Ellen K. BoegelJuly 10, 2020
Justice Clarence Thomas’s majority opinion is a decisive win for religious rights advocates, but it may not be the last chapter in this story.
Arts & Culture Music
Jordan McDonaldJuly 10, 2020
Lil Wayne pulls from this rich tradition of Black death celebration while dismissing the social conditions that forged it.
Michael Cimino as Victor Salazar in ‘Love, Victor’ on Hulu (photo: Hulu).
Arts & Culture Television
Stephen G. AdubatoJuly 10, 2020
“Love, Victor” raises important questions about how same-sex desire is construed across religious and ethnic divides.
Faith News Analysis
It is up to individual Catholics to make the case to church leaders.
Faith Features
Larry TyeJuly 10, 2020
Senator Joe McCarthy was devoted to his faith but also devoted to an obsessive hunt for Communism in the halls of the U.S. Government.
Politics & Society News
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, New Jersey has said that executing federal death row inmate Dustin Le Honken "will do nothing to restore justice or heal those burdened by these crimes."
Politics & Society News
A prohibition by some U.S. Navy commands against active service members participating in off-base indoor religious services over coronavirus fears has now been revised, allowing attendance at places of worship where congregants can maintain social distance and wear face coverings.
Our Lady Queen of Angels School in the East Harlem section of New York City is seen in this 2015 file photo. On July 9, the Archdiocese of New York announced that financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing it to close numerous Catholic schools. The East Harlem school is not among them. The Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. also has announced school closures.
Faith News
The schools will not reopen in the fall because of the financial fallout caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
 (CNS photo/Michael Falco, Fordham University)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 09, 2020
Institutions of higher learning in the United States had expected a drop in international enrollment this fall. Now, they may lose all international students who typically pay higher tuition rates, a source of funding many universities have come to depend on.
President Donald Trump greets Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Politics & Society News Analysis
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 09, 2020
President Trump seemed to acknowledge the problematic beginning of his relationship with President López Obrador when he said their friendship developed “against all odds.”
Politics & Society News
Black Catholics in the United States are commenting on what they hope will happen in the church and as well as society as a whole as a result of the recent racial unrest and protests.
Politics & Society News
The U.S. should be "leading a coordinated global response to protect the lives of millions of people around the world," the Catholic Health Association said.
Politics & Society News
The testimony was offered at the trial of Inocente Orlando Montano, a former colonel in the army of El Salvador, on trial in Spain for the murders of six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter on the campus of a Catholic university in 1989.
John Flanery, president of Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools in Sioux City, Iowa, speaks to graduating seniors and their families June 27, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Jerry L Mennenga)
Politics & Society Short Take
Nydia SalazarJuly 09, 2020
Absent relief, more and more private schools will close, hurting local economies on the way.